• Tala Madani, Becoming Brilliant II, 2013

“Becoming Brilliant” is an enigmatic portrait of a djinn, an Islamic folklore demon of pure flame in a cloud of steam, who (as legend has it) can be harnessed by enclosing it in an oil lamp or bottle. In Tala Madani’s paintings, the djinn falls victim to self-destruction, which paradoxically leads to enlightenment, literally and metaphorically.

Year: 2013
Medium: oil on canvas
Format: 40,6×35,6 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Pilar Corrias Gallery
Index: MSN:4300-18/2014
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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